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Danielle Pesta is the digital editor for PMP magazine and its parent company, North Coast Media. She can be reached at or 216-363-7928.

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LA continues to battle flea-borne Typhus outbreak Posted on 13 Feb 2019 in the Crawling the Web categories.

As we recently shared from Buzzfeed, a Typhus outbreak began in downtown Los Angeles in October. It has continued, and made its way to City Hall, according to local CBS... Read more»

How spiders find their mate Posted on 10 Jan 2019 in the Crawling the Web & Spiders categories.

Engagement season is upon us. The holidays bring about a lot of engagements, weddings and even baby announcements. Well, to mix it up, here’s some insight into the courting habits... Read more»

Research reveals impacts of total solar eclipse on bees Posted on 03 Dec 2018 in the Bees & Crawling the Web & Hornets & Stinging Insects categories.

You may remember to total solar eclipse in 2017 in North America that everyone was buzzing about? Well, research from the University of Missouri is reporting that bees stopping buzzing,... Read more»

LA gets hit with flea-borne typhus outbreak Posted on 14 Nov 2018 in the Crawling the Web & Fleas & Ticks categories.

A growing outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, particularly the homeless population. Read more»

Pheromones in tears of baby mice could prevent breeding Posted on 06 Nov 2018 in the Crawling the Web & Mice & Rodents categories.

Signals from a pheromone produced by male mice to encourage breeding, is replaced with signals from a pheromone produced by baby mice. Read more»

Research shows dogs can smell malaria parasites Posted on 02 Nov 2018 in the Crawling the Web categories.

Detector dogs to the rescue again! If you’ve read David Latimer‘s recent installment on detector dogs and their capabilities at being a good team members for pest management professionals (PMPs),... Read more»

Houston PMP removes hives with estimated one million honeybees Posted on 30 Oct 2018 in the Bees & Crawling the Web & Stinging Insects categories.

Claude Griffin, owner of Gotcha Pest Control, Houston, Texas, tells The Midland Reporter-Telegram that a recent honey bee infestation was one of the worst he’s faced during his 20-plus years... Read more»

North Carolina battles mosquitoes after hurricane Posted on 05 Oct 2018 in the Crawling the Web categories.

After Hurricane Florence blew through North Carolina, flooding took over parts of the state. Almost two weeks later, the flooding has led to a mosquito infestation in the region. The... Read more»

Leave wildlife control to the pros, so they say Posted on 26 Sep 2018 in the Crawling the Web & Wildlife categories.

A Cleveland Browns fan caught an opossum that was lose in First Energy Stadium after searching for a how-to video on YouTube. Read more»

Over 7,000 rare insects stolen from Philadelphia Insectarium Posted on 18 Sep 2018 in the Crawling the Web & featured categories.

The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion was started in an exterminator's storefront window. Read more»